Rihanna Faces Legal Battle Against….Batman

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2015 by David

Rihanna has found a new enemy…in Batman.

Yes, this week has seen the star see her once secret battle with the fictional character thrown into the light before the release of her new album.

Full story below..

Roraj Trade holds the trademarks for Rihanna’s numerous brands and applied to register the name ‘Robyn’ on June 23rd 2014.

However, May 11th 2015 saw the singer learn that her move had been blocked by DC Comics because ‘Robin’ is the first name of the character of DC hero Robin…of Batman & Robin.

Billboard explains:

DC’s Notice of Opposition was submitted on May 11 in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by James D. Weinberger of Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman and Zissu.

Robyn is Rihanna’s first name. Robin is half of DC’s “Dynamic Duo” — and the company notes that it owns numerous trademarks on the Robin name, including ones established in 1984, for a toy doll, and in 1990 related to comic books.

Originally the alter ego of a circus acrobat named Dick Grayson, Robin first reared his masked head in a 1940 issue of DC’s Detective Comics. He was the brainchild of Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger, as well as Joker mastermind Jerry Robinson. Various incarnations of the Robin character have appeared in comics, films and television over the years.

DC argues that the proposed online magazine is “identical and/or highly related” to DC’s existing product and believes that since both could potentially be sold to the same types of customers, people “are likely to be deceived into falsely believing” that they are somehow connected. A digital magazine called Robyn that isn’t about the Boy Wonder “is likely to cause confusion, cause mistake, or to deceive the public” into think it’s from DC, the complaint argues.

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  1. Bih May 20, 2015

    really??? This is so hot damn dumb. Y’all niccas could have found a better story SMH

    • arfa May 20, 2015

      Rihannas music career is over like ciara and Beyoncés

      • Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* May 20, 2015

        Shade Ciara,but leave Rihanna and yonce out of this.

    • Lake Erie May 20, 2015

      Lol right. I knew it was stupid when I read the title.

    • ~The Arcade~ May 20, 2015

      Like seriously, what did I just read?? lol

  2. La Perra May 20, 2015


  3. MooMooScary May 20, 2015

    If Rihtarda had any imagination or creativity at all, she would be able to quickly come up with a new name for her “brand”.

  4. Mark111 May 20, 2015

    DC please, they’re not even spelled the same. No one is going to look at Rihanna and say, ooh, when will she become Nightwing? Do they own the word Joker as well? FOH!.They need to be kissing @ss and hope that Batman V Superman works out, because if it flops or underperforms, it’s a wrap caise they have films lined up to 2021. They been Marvil lessors for decades. Sorry, the nerd just came out

    • nyquilkush May 20, 2015

      That is so true. However DC is killing it on network televison with their shows unlike Marvel. The Flash & Arrow are doing wonderful numbers on the cw. ABC did well with Agent Carter.

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 20, 2015

        Agent Carter is Marvel, not DC

      • Mark111 May 20, 2015

        He means as DC owns the tv, but Marvel did well with AC and AS.

      • LB May 20, 2015

        LMAO CW though, let me guess, they put a attractive white half decent actor to play lead and call it a day right?

  5. diehardnavy! May 20, 2015

    What kind of fuckery is this ????!!!!

  6. Naomi May 20, 2015


  7. Arie May 20, 2015

    Some battles are not worth fighting. She should just use her last name for the Magazine.

    • LC May 20, 2015

      @Arie: Exactly.

    • friend May 20, 2015


  8. Centurion May 20, 2015

    This is ridiculous, but it’s business.

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 20, 2015

      The navy always complain and say that Bet copies Rihanna while y’all force them to seem alike,just like you are trying to make Bey look just like Rihanna in that avi so y’all can say she copied Rihannas face too

  9. DEL BEY May 20, 2015

    It seems Rihanna will have a harder time establishing her name in fashion, lol she could trademark the name ‘Stoners’ or ‘Nocalist’

    • Rihnavy May 20, 2015

      and you should trademark the name “Mr Droopy std infested walls”

      • DEL BEY May 20, 2015

        And you should think of better drags lol

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 20, 2015


      • DEL BEY May 20, 2015

        Hey girl

    • Mark111 May 20, 2015

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you couldn’t even buy a domain for your failed blog. Name that without wordpress being attached to it before you talk about anyone else business matters.
      Here you go.

      • DEL BEY May 20, 2015

        Sigh, same old stale drag, redundant like your fav

    • Rihyeezy May 20, 2015

      A Lana FLOP RAY Stan? I thought all yall lames went extinct when Kylie Jener kicked yall fav out the game

      • DEL BEY May 20, 2015

        RihYeezy? A crackhead and a sociopath stan coming for me? help your favs get some likeability, one can barely keep the media from destroying his image, and the other can’t even get a number one album without years of hype, next b****

  10. Tyler Makiveli May 20, 2015


    • Centurion May 20, 2015

      Oh so you finally come out of hiding Naomi? Again, you were right,

      • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 20, 2015

        Wow. I love your avi. The alien like features finally bring out the similarities between her & Rih cause we know its not talent

      • Tyler Makiveli May 20, 2015

        B**** have you been sniffing something lethal???
        This drug isn’t even on the streets yet. You had to have invented that s*** yourself because only some newbie or clueless b**** on crack would know better than to call me a troll.

      • Centurion May 20, 2015

        N*gga you are joke. Remember in December when I was still ISFT, how obsessed you were with me, when you had no avi and you constantly trolling under my name? You wish you were me. You wish you had a fraction of my relevance. All you do is vote up your own comments various times and study my drag, but that does you no justice. Lol. Stupid d*ck sucking m***** ass n*gga. ???? ???? ???? ????

      • Tyler Makiveli May 20, 2015

        And no f**** are given.

      • Centurion May 20, 2015

        Yep… That’s what I’d expect for a lessor and my understudy. Bye Naomi. ???? ???? ???? ✌

      • Tyler Makiveli May 20, 2015

        NEVER COME WITHOUT RECEIPTS.GIRL, this is a cardinal rule! You can’t body a bish off flimsy 2nd or 3rd person tea! Go for what YOU know. If your venom isn’t strong enough yet, sit back, bide your time & gather more intel #CarryOn!

      • Centurion May 20, 2015

        LMFAO #LessorMentally What? That was hilarious. The funny part is that the p*** has yet to deny it. ????

      • Tyler Makaveli May 20, 2015

        Deny what?
        This is a 19 second Master Class on “How to Throw Shade”.
        Becoming a Master takes time, young grasshopper. Better to sit out a few rounds & learn than sully your reputation with shoddy reads before you’ve put in your time in the gym. Let this shame be a lesson. Come back to the arena when you get your weight up.


      • Centurion May 20, 2015

        Wow. Did you just steal my drag? 😆 Lol @ my understudy who consistently steal my drags talking about “Becoming a Master”. I stopped reading after that line. This is embarrassing. I shouldn’t be attacking fans.

      • Tyler Makaveli May 20, 2015

        HA! You’re a f****** joke.
        You’ve been coming for me, when in reality the person who’s really been playing the f*** outta you is somewhere laughing it up!
        Usually I don’t advocate this type of behavior, but IF you’re going to engage in the shenanigans, at least be good at it, DAYUM.

  11. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 20, 2015

    A battle beside the one to get to the top of the billboard

  12. RATEDXXX May 20, 2015

    batman sucks…superman sucks
    the only batman movie I liked was “batman return” with the penguin and cat woman….

    They can make all these batman and superman movies..but they cannot make my justice league movie?

    they better not mess up Suicide Squad..

  13. RATEDXXX May 20, 2015

    but her first name is robyn..so I don’t see the logic behind “it’s a conflict of interest”…

    I love how that grape juice reports every little issue when it comes to their biggest money maker rihanna

    but let it be the carters getting sued(every other week)for something they claim they invented…you know they invented air right?

    not a peep from this site….

    how is tidal doing? thats what I thought..next

    • Tyler Makiveli May 20, 2015

      How’s R8 doing? Oops! That’s what I thought…NOT A DAMN THING.

  14. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 20, 2015

    That was a dumb reason, how are people going to mix up DC character with Robyn (Rihanna) and even if they did then they can easily exit out of the webpage or tell the sales rep “No I meant the side kick of batman

  15. LB May 20, 2015

    DC is reaching further than Marvel movies at the box office. Robin hasn’t been hot since the Nokia 3310 first came out. But whatever, it’s an online magazine, Rihanna can always call it Fenty.

  16. Slay_Hive May 20, 2015

    ????????????she is such a loser this era.

  17. LB May 20, 2015

    Screaming at the girls thinking people cared about Robin. Robin can’t even get a colouring book let alone a YouTube channel. The last time someone cared about Robin, Winnie the Poo had his own action flick.

    According to DC comic book fans cannot read, I mean why else would they fail to distinguish between Robin and Robyn? Or are the also confirming that people have got about as much chance to keep a fresh turd as a pet as they do to care about Robin.

  18. Stephy. May 20, 2015

    This is dumb. Rihanna will be fine. Their REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEACHING!! STUPID POST

  19. kingbeybitch May 20, 2015

    Feeling Myself #38 on iTunes go buy lol

  20. Molly May 20, 2015

    Heard about this like 3 days ago bye.

  21. LoveBey May 20, 2015

    This is such a stupid story. Must be a slow news day

  22. red wine May 20, 2015

    I see y’all getting your news from google alerts

  23. RATEDXXX May 20, 2015

    How is r8 doing? is that the best you can come up with…how the heck should I know how R8 is doing when the album hasn’t even dropped yet?

    meanwhile tidal is out so your point is null and void

    rihanna is doing fine..she is still getting major fashion deal.(dior) she is still on your mind 24/7 be

    funny how the beyondfake stans suddenly has amnesia ..because as I recall the 4 era was also a major flop…did you see me on here saying her career was over?

    • RICHIE_RICH May 20, 2015

      Shut up , you’re always saying stupid shittt!!!!! Don’t nobody care how you or I feel.

  24. RATEDXXX May 20, 2015

    the 4 era was such a disappointment that the bish had to fake a pregnancy just to get album sales

    meanwhile adele at that time was sitting on chair with less promotion and selling like hot cakes

    album went diamond in less than 2, 3 years not even…diamond for the slow people means selling 10 million or more in one country

    you cannot go diamond world wide

    lesson learn for today..don’t come for me unless I called for you..dismissed @ tyler

    • Tyler Makaveli May 20, 2015

      Wtf does Adele or 4 have to do with RLATE??
      B****, log the f*** out

  25. Rihicon May 20, 2015

    yall can post about this but not DIOR? ok

  26. kingbeybitch May 20, 2015

    4 sold over 3 million according to mediatraffic. so if selling over 3 million WW is a flop then Unapologetic, rated R and TTT are all flops and they had #1s 4 didn’t.

    • Tyler Makaveli May 20, 2015

      Same thing goes for Flop of the Sun and a Flop Like Me

  27. Career Ender May 20, 2015

    poor green gobbling and her 7star head

  28. LB May 20, 2015

    I would like to see that MediaTraffic receipt of 4 selling 3 million+, the only receipt I found is of 4 selling 2.1 million, I personally think it has sold somewhere between 2.7 million and 2.8 million, I don’t know where that 3 million lie came from.

  29. FutureCIARA May 20, 2015

    Can’t wait to see how this turns out, I hope it doesn’t get nasty.

  30. robyn May 20, 2015

    She should just change it to her last name FENTY and just let this whole thing go coz DC comics are just going to drag this until it gets ugly. But tgj couldve written a better story than this or something urgh

  31. kingbeybitch May 20, 2015

    @LB 2.1 the end of year end charts hunny which was only 6 months of sales girl stop

  32. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money May 20, 2015

    They not even spell the same and it a damn hot dumb mess

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